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CU Coventry is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. We offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We also have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. For both students and staff alike, now is an exciting time to join CU Coventry.

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Top Up - Management and Leadership BA (Hons) Degree


Whether you dream of setting up and running your own business or aspire to working your way to the top of a much respected Public Limited Company (PLC), management skills and knowledge are essential. At CU Coventry our management courses focus on contemporary management issues, giving you the opportunity to develop a wealth of general and project management skills to deal with a wide range of business scenarios. From managing people and resources to more strategic managerial skills, our courses are designed to help you progress from an operational level right through to leadership.


This course focuses on leading and managing people and change and project leadership, covering a broad range of topics, from theories related to effective business decisions to critically engaging with the theories and concepts of marketing. You should also be able to develop the skills and knowledge that will help prepare you to gain professional qualifications.


  • Marketing
  • Organisational development
  • Strategic leadership
  • Business project

On successful completion of the programme you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Markets – you will look at the development and operation of markets for resources, goods and services, customer expectations, service and orientation and the wider environment within which business operate. At this level modules will critically engage with the theories and concepts of marketing; including the contribution of marketing at a strategic level to the organisation’s aims and objective;
  • Business policy and strategy – you will examine the development of appropriate policies and strategies within a changing environment, to meet stakeholder interests. At this level management and organisations are viewed in an environmental context rather than as isolated activities in a self-supporting system. Modules will cover the theories related to effective business decisions when managers need to maintain a clear sense of the organisation in its environmental web and the interrelationships and interdependencies with which it operate;
  • Finance – you will explore the sources, uses and management of finance; the use of accounting and other information systems for managerial applications. At this level, modules will focus on the use of financial information as a leadership and management tool for monitoring and managing individual and organisational performance;
  • People – you will look at the management and development of people within organisations. At this level modules will offer a more critical study of management and leadership, with the opportunity for self-reflection and the development of a professional development plan. It will also consider more complex leadership and management issues such as diversity, ethics and change. Modules will also consider the theories related to effective project management. Those who occupy positions of senior management, as well as those who aspire to such positions, require the knowledge and skills to develop and implement strategy and the competence to lead others in this process. The module will provide you with opportunities to develop an understanding of theoretical models, skills and frameworks to underpin strategic leadership practice;
  • Operations – you will study the management of resources and operations. At this level the modules will cover three main topics: the design of the product/service, the control of the product/service and improving how the product/service is delivered. The final module of the programme is an opportunity for you to undertake a project, through which you will implement the theories of resource and operational management they have covered in previous modules;
  • Information management – you will examine the development, management and exploitation of information systems and their impact upon organisations. You will explore communication and information technology and the comprehension and use of relevant communication and information technologies for application in business and management. At this level the modules will develop an understanding of the characteristics of information management and information systems, to provide effective services.


This course will be taught through a variety of methods – lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, textbooks, module webs, scenario-based learning sets, professional libraries and resources, journals and case studies, seminars, discussion forums and peer-to-peer learning.


Assessments will take the form of individual and group coursework, which is vocationally relevant. The wide range of assessment techniques used at CU Coventry will ensure that you have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in full.

There are no traditional final examinations to worry about. Instead, we will assess your learning through course work and phase tests. Assessments take place during and at the end of each six-week block.


As a full-time student a normal learning block will mean that you get 18 hours of teaching each week in groups of approximately 25-50 students. Depending on the course you have chosen, you will attend morning (9.00-13.00) or afternoon (14.00-18.00) sessions. You will also need to attend one two-hour tutorial each week.

Entry Requirements

UK/EU Students

Level 4 and 5 qualifications (Foundation Degree or HND) and 260 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English

If you don’t fulfil the entry criteria your application may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account any work experience, other qualifications and/or any training you have completed. Please call or email for further information.

International Students

To apply for this course as an international student you must:

  • Meet the above entry criteria with either UK or equivalent qualifications.
  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.5.


Full-time course is: £6,009 per year

For the academic year 2017/18, each six week block will cost £1,502.25. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £6,009. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Coventry Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.

You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2017/18 each block for part-time students will cost £1,502.25. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2017/18 is: £6,009.

International course fees is: £8,725


As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Coventry from Student Finance England.  


You can make your application in two ways:

• If you’re interested in a full-time course your application must be submitted via UCAS. Once you’ve registered you can start the application process; you’ll need our unique institution code C85, the code for your preferred course and the campus code 5.

Part-time/International Students

If you're looking to apply for a part-time or International course you can submit your application directly to CU Coventry via our online application form.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Being qualified at degree level should enhance your employment options, as well as the potential for a decent starting salary. Available jobs will depend on the business area in which you want to work, but the types of positions you might consider include management roles in any organisation with a particular focus on leadership.


We plan to support you on your journey from student to graduate and hopefully employment by facilitating and encouraging work placements and internships to help you stand out from other graduates.

Sandwich years and placements give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the work place. Furthermore, if you choose to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.

Additional entrance information

Applicants who do not fulfil the above entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis, taking in to account your work experience, other qualifications and any training you have completed. Please contact the College for further information.

Professional Accreditation

Modules within the programme include units based on the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Level 5 Awarding Management and Leadership, Certificate in Management and Leadership, CMI Diploma in Management and Leadership. Depending on the stage of entry and successful completion of the course students will automatically qualify for a dual Award from CMI and Coventry University. The CMI qualification is embedded into the CU Management and Leadership programme and students will not be required to undertake any additional assessments. 

Professional body fees

Should you decide to take these professional qualifications, there will be additional student membership fees and assessment fees. Please see the link below for further details:

Course code:
  • 1 year full-time; 14 months part-time (UK/EU only)

  • Top-up Courses

Course type:
  • Full time
  • Part time


Contact Details:

CU Coventry

+44 (0) 24 7765 8787